HITS Fall: Keynote Speaker Stresses Innovation That Disrupts

LOS ANGELES — Annie Jacobsen, a journalist, bestselling author, and Pulitzer Prize finalist, once had the opportunity to interview American physicist Charles Townes, the inventor of the laser, considered one of the most disruptive technologies ever invented. And she was surpris... More

NAB Show New York 2017: Avid, Cisco, IBM Showcase Latest

NEW YORK — Avid, Cisco and IBM were among the many members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) that showcased their latest products and services at NAB Show New York Oct. 18-19 at Jacob Javits Convention Center. Avid: Taking advantage of the decision to co-... More

HITS Fall: VDMS President Stresses OTT Data Opportunities

LOS ANGELES — Among all the mainstage presentations during the Oct. 18 HITS Fall: Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit event, perhaps the most telling moment concerning the state of legacy entertainment business came when Ralf Jacob, president of Verizon Digital Media S... More

NeuLion, Sky, Rogers Media Experts to Discuss DRM Content Protection Challenges Nov. 15

It’s among the more pressing questions today for media and entertainment companies today: when looking at content protection technologies and services, should I just build my own, internal security infrastructure, or go with a cloud-based security service provider? On Nov. 1... More

HITS Fall: Premiere Digital Looks at the Distribution Data Challenge

LOS ANGELES — Steve Rosenberg, chief commercial officer for Premiere Digital, looks at today’s worldwide digital distribution landscape for media and entertainment, and sees something that’s never happened before in the industry. “You now have the opportunity to connec... More

TiVo Data Science Director: Not All Data is Equal and Monetizing It Can Backfire

NEW YORK -- The huge mass of data that’s become available to media and entertainment companies to make decisions about their day-to-day and long-term TV programming strategies can often be overwhelming. But not all that data is equally useful and it behooves companies to sift t... More

NAB Show New York 2017: Sony Touts New Cameras, Caringo Spotlights Reach Integration

NEW YORK — Sony, Caringo and IBM’s Aspera division were among the many members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) that showcased their latest products and services at NAB Show New York Oct. 18-19 at Jacob Javits Convention Center. Sony: New pro cameras w... More

HITS Fall: AI, Machine Learning, and Learning How to Say ‘No’

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to machine learning and artificial intelligence and their impact on the future of jobs humans currently handle, Robert Brown, associate VP of the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work, has some bad news, good news and better news to share Oct. 18. ... More

NAB Show NY 2017: G-Tech Touts G-DRIVE Mobile; Verizon Spotlights Volicon Enhancements

NEW YORK — Several members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) showcased their latest products and services at NAB Show New York Oct. 18-19 at Jacob Javits Convention Center. G-Technology Western Digital’s G-Technology division used the show to spotlight... More

So You’re Building Out Your Mobile Footprint …

By John Chapman, Cisco Fellow and CTO, Cisco's Cable Access Business As more and more cable service providers forge MVNO partnerships with mobile carriers, or build their own MNO-styled networks, the time has come to start solving mobile backhaul problems — and especially th... More